Tourism in Coyoacan CDMX
Stunningly beautiful neighborhood of cobblestone streets lined by massive old trees defined by their small plazas and Colonial-Era homes with boutiques, galleries, ancient churches, restaurants with nice outdoor terraces, bookstores, and cafes. This whole area is infused with a particular international feeling that lends a bohemian touch to the neighborhoods where many intellectuals and artists have lived, like León Trotsky, Octavio Paz, Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Salvador Novo. Theaters, jugglers, mime artists, street musicians, paintings and sculptures display in the plazas, are just some of the cultural activities around this area. Here, visitors find a little of the old, provincial Mexico.
Map of Tourist Attractions in Coyoacan CDMX
Tourist Attractions in Coyoacan CDMX
It is located in the center of Coyoacan and is the gathering point for locals and visitors alike. Bookstores and restaurants where you can have a coffee or a nation-wide famous ice cream surround it. On weekends there is a craft market. The main entrance to what used to be the atrium of the Parish of San Juan Bautista, still exist on the west side of this plaza and are called the “Arcadas Atrial” or the “Arcos del Jardín del Centenario”. This entrance was built in the 16th century of stone with decorative motifs that show both European and indigenous influence.
Hidalgo is the main plaza or square of the borough. In the center of the plaza, there is an early 20th century kiosk with a stained glass cupola and a statue of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. On one side are the Casa Municipal, served as an administrative/governmental building since it was constructed in the 18th century, and the Parish of San Juan Bautista.
Mexican Handcraft Bazaar in Coyoacan
This colorful market is the right place to find all kind of handcrafts at a reasonable price. Here visitors can find colorful candles, typical clothes, traditional sweets, incense of copal, temporary tattoos, and much more. You can also enjoy churros full with different flavors and a delicious coffee from Veracruz.
Plaza de la Conchita
According to historians, the plaza was a pre-Hispanic ceremonial center (Coyohuacan), on which Cortés had a chapel built. Here, the first mass was celebrated. Today, the small plaza has a church built in the 18th century.
Cineteca Nacional (National Film Archives and Film Institute of Mexico)
It is home to the most important film heritage of Latin America. The complex has ten screening rooms that can accommodate program options such as concerts, theatre, exhibitions, etc. There is an open projection space, shops, cafes, and a bookstore.
Plaza Santa Catarina
Its history dates back to 1540 when a small chapel was erected. The present chapel dates from 1740 and is surrounded by beautiful trees that give a nice quiet atmosphere. On one side there is a small theater and opposite the Jesus Reyes Heroles House of Culture which hold art and cultural events.
Viveros de Coyoacán
The Park has an extension of 38.9 hectares, and it is a great park to visit, considered to be one of Mexico City’s “lungs. There are well-maintained trails and paths throughout the area, greenhouses and a tree nursery.
Centro Nacional de las Artes (National Arts Center)
It is the largest cultural complexes in the city, it covers 12 hectares. It is interesting to stroll through the grounds amid the modern architecture. It is home to auditoriums, theatres, exhibition spaces, libraries, concert halls, and schools of theater, dance, painting, sculpture and engraving. A large number of artistic and cultural events take place in here, like open-air concerts, cinematography festivals, exhibitions, and workshops.
Churches in Coyoacan CDMX
San Antonio Panzacola Chapel
Building from the 17th century with a Baroque style, located in front of one of the few colonial bridges that remain intact.
Parish of San Juan Bautista
This is one the oldest temples of the Mexican Valley. Along four centuries it has been rebuilt in 1804 and remodeled in 1926, but it has remained as a beautiful colonial building. The Santisimo Chapel houses extraordinary Baroque altarpieces decorated with Vice Royal paintings from the 18th century.
Museums in Coyoacan CDMX
Diego Rivera Museum “Anahuacalli”
A unique museum created by muralist Diego Rivera. A fortress like buil- ding made of dark volcanic rock in the form of a pyramid. It exhibits Rivera’s collection of near 60,000 pre-Hispanic pieces, and more than 2,000 pieces of popular art. The museum’s items are collected from almost every indigenous civilization in Mexico’s history. The museum also has the artist studio with draws and paintings. Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00 hrs.
It is also known as the Blue House (La Casa Azul). This was Kahlo’s house and exhibits art pieces and the way the artist lived with Diego Rivera. The Blue House is mainly that: a house, a place where things tell us a story and invite us to know the people who used to lived here. But there is a special atmosphere in this place.
The museum contains a collection of artwork by Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and other artists like José María Velasco, Marcel Duchamp, Wolfgang Paulen, Paul Klee, Claussel and José Clemente Orozco. There are also Kahlo’s personal art collection, a large collection of pre-Hispanic artifacts, traditional Mexican cookware, linens, personal mementos such as photographs, postcards, letters and folk dresses, especially the Tehuana-style ones, that were Frida’s trademark. Tuesday: 10:00-17:45, Wednesday: 11:00-17:45, Thursday-Sunday: 10:00-17:45 hrs.
It consists of the house that Trotsky lived in during his exile and it has kept the original furniture. Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00-17:00 hrs.
Museo Nacional de Acuarela (National Watercolor Museum)
The collection displays 300 watercolors donated by Alfredo Guati Rojo. Monday-Sunday: 10:00-18:00 hrs.
Museo Nacional de Culturas Populares (National Museum of Popular Culture)
Presents many pieces showing the popular art in Mexico. Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00-18:00 hrs. Friday-Sunday: 10:00-20:00 hrs.
Museo Nacional de las Intervenciones (National Museum of the Interventions)
Located in a Franciscan convent built in the 17th Century. Exhibits items related with all the military interventions of Mexico. The museum also has temporary exhibitions and an important collection of religious art. Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00-18:00 hrs.
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